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two whooping cranes flying over trees and water in the wild
All Animals

Whooping Cranes


Whooping cranes are a featured animal in our new Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands exhibit, which opens in May 2019.

In 2022, we will celebrate the Houston Zoo’s 100th anniversary by completing the most dramatic transformation in our history. Learn more >

How We Help Save Them

  • The Zoo provides support and resources to protect whooping cranes and their wintering grounds in Texas.

How You Can Help

Donate to save whooping cranes in the wild.


Visit the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas every February to celebrate the yearly return of the whooping cranes to their wintering habitat.